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East Tampa
East Tampa is located in Florida
East Tampa
East Tampa
Location in Florida
Country United States
State Florida
County Hillsborough
City Tampa
 • Total 16,355
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33605 and 33610
Area code(s) 813

East Tampa is a district within the city limits of Tampa, Florida. As of the 2010 census the neighborhood had a population of 16,355. The ZIP Codes serving the neighborhood are 33605 and 33610. The district is about four miles northeast of Downtown Tampa.


East Tampa boundaries are roughly Hillsborough Avenue to the north, 15th Street to the west, Interstate 4 to the south, and 40th Street to the east. [1]


The area has been the location of several riots.


Source: Hillsborough County Atlas

As of the census of 2010, there were 16,355 people and 5,565 households residing in the neighborhood. The population density was 4,447/mi2. The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 10% White, 84% Black or African American, less than 1% Native American, less than 1% Asian, less than 2% from other races, and 2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11% of the population.

There were 5,565 households, out of which 31% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 22% were married couples living together, 18% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17% were non-families. 27% of all households were made up of individuals.

In the neighborhood the population was spread out, with 31% under the age of 18, 22% from 18 to 34, 18% from 35 to 49, 17% from 50 to 64, and 13% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females, there were 87.4 males.

The per capita income for the neighborhood was $11,133. About 33% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.0% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

Areas within East Tampa

East Tampa consists of three distinct areas:


East Tampa is served by Hillsborough County Public Schools, which serves Hillsborough County. Schools which are located within the neighborhood are as follows: [2]


  • Edison
  • Lockhart
  • Lomax
  • Potter


  • Andrew J. Ferrell Middle Magnet School
  • Benjamin Franklin Middle Magnet School
  • Orange Grove Middle Magnet School
  • Nathan B. Young Middle Magnet School


  • Middleton High School
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